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Trance and Possession
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achieved Africa Akawaio Amhara amongst ancestor spirits anthropologists authority become believe bori called cause central possession chapter Christian circumstances clan clearly concerned considered context course cult group cultures cure Damballah dance diagnosed direct divine ecstasy ecstatic Eskimo established Ethiopia Evenk examples exorcism experience fact Giriama gods guardian spirit Gurage Haitian voodoo Hausa human husband hysteria hysterical idiom incarnate inspired interpreted involved Islam Kaffa Korekore low caste Macha male malevolent marriage master misfortune Muslim mystical Nayars patient patrilineal perience peripheral cults peripheral possession peripheral spirits person phenomena Pokomo political position posses possession cults possession illness possession religions priest protest psychiatry psychological regularly religious religious ecstasy ritual role Samburu seance shaman shamanistic Shona sickness significance sion social society sociological Somali sorcery spirit possession status subordinate symptoms tarantism tion Tonga traditional trance tribal Tungus Tutsi victim wider William Sargant witch witchcraft woman women Zezuru